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Learning Portfolio Arch 20 Spring 2014/ Lum Mary Galloway- Clemons



Table of Contents: Series Number

Slide Number

Doghouse 1……………………………. Slide 3



Getting Started: Doghouse 1

Perspective View



Getting Started: Doghouse 1

Exterior Elevations: Front View, Right Side View, Left Side View, Back View



Doghouse 1: Reflection •

Getting acquainted with Sketch Up 8 was difficult, it is a program that I have never used before, and I still have a lot to work on… when beginning this class I had not realized I would have such a hard time learning the program, because I usually do not have trouble learning new computer programs, but this one seems to be different. It may just give me a run for my money.

In starting this project, I am slowly, but surely learning how to use Sketch Up 8 and how to get the basics of design shown through a simple doghouse.

In making a Doghouse, it demonstrated some basic design skills, such as shape, depth, size, perception, perspective, and process.

Tools Used (View> Toolbars> Large Tool Set): Select, Scale tool, Move arrows, rectangle tool, push/pull, orbit, pan, zoom, pencil, eraser, offset, follow me, tape measure, and arch.

Using these tools allowed me to form the base that the dog house is setting on, as well as the dog house it self, including the windows, doorway, roof, and steps.

Learning the different moves and actions in building this first dog house were hard and strategic to get it to turn out how it was suppose to be.



Doghouse 1: Reflection (Continued) • Eraser was used to get rid of guide lines that were used to measure the distances and sections of the house and its components. • Only 2D components were used from the 3D warehouse to add some other components to the design. • I saved several different views of the house in two different file types and sizes. • The two different file types I used in saving the 2D images of my dog house were .png files and .jpg files, I used these two different types of files because the .jpg files are smaller and easier to put into my portfolio, while the .png files are bigger but also seem to be a little clearer. Its good to have two types of files to get different perspectives on the same shots. • Putting together this power point has made me have to think over my process of building the first doghouse.



Doghouse 1: SLO Progress Report SLO 1: Appropriately apply graphic tools, techniques, and conventions to create and communicate ideas.


1.a. Effective management of time & resources

Sketch Up 8 about 3 hours + Portfolio about 4 hours

1.b. Draw & Think using analog tools


1.c. Draw & Think using digital tools


1.d. Use Architect’s Scale


1.e. Use Engineer’s Scale


1.f. Use Measurements dialog box


1.h. Apply appropriate Perspective Drawing Technique

Yes, the perspectives are on page 4.

1.i. Create Paraline Drawing(s)

Yes, the Isometric view on page 9.

1.j. Create Orthographic Drawing(s)

Yes, the exterior perspectives on page 4.

1.k. Understand and apply Shade & Shadow


1.l. Incorporate entourage to enhance credibility

Yes, 2D objects from the 3D warehouse


Doghouse 1: SLO Progress Report SLO 2: Select and effectively use either manual or digital means to explore, analyze, and document an evolution of design ideas in architecture and interior design 2.a. Relate modes of representation; select and apply best system to explore and communicate design intentions

I used different views and images of the dog house to demonstrate the design.

2.b. Produce a set of architectural drawings to document a case study


2.c. Produce a portfolio of work that chronicles student learning throughout the semester

Yes, this is helping me understand where I am comfortable at in using Sketch Up 8 as well as in my design process.

SLO 3: Accurately relate each aspect of the drawn visual language system to three-dimensional reality and human perception

We have yet too use our drawn visual language. By adding a human in perspective to the dog house 1 it appears to help get a perspective on the dog house as well as give an idea to those who are not creating to doghouse, how it would look with a human.

SLO 4: Visually and verbally explain the process of idea development using graphic representation

Through the process of creating the dog house 1, I have taken different forms, aspects, shapes, sizes, and proportions, and combined them together to create one solid continuous form.



Doghouse 1: SLO Progress Report SLO 5: Develop an awareness of the relationships between graphic representations and fundamental design principles and elements


This dog house used many forms of fundamental design principles and elements. It has two square windows one on the right side of the house and the other on the left side of the house, also the gable roof was incorporated, as well as the arched door. The final aspect added was the base that the house is sitting upon, which has three stairs all the way around the house.


Learning portfolio 1 01 27 2014 Mary G- C.  

Mary Galloway- Clemons Learning Portfolio Week One

Learning portfolio 1 01 27 2014 Mary G- C.  

Mary Galloway- Clemons Learning Portfolio Week One